Stone Cold Heart by Caz Frear @CazziF @BonnierZaffre #NetGalley

Stone Cold Heart: the addictive new thriller from the author of Sweet Little Lies by [Frear, Caz]


A fractured marriage. A silent family. A secret worth killing for.

When DC Cat Kinsella is approached by Joseph Madden for help with his wife, Rachel, there’s not much she can do. Joseph claims that Rachel has been threatening him, but can’t – or won’t – give Cat details as to why. Dismissing it as a marriage on the rocks, Cat forgets about it.

That is until Naomi Lockhart, a young PA, is found dead after a party attended by both Joseph and Rachel, and Joseph is arrested for the murder.

Joseph says his wife is setting him up.
His wife says he didn’t do it.
The trail of evidence leads to even more questions . . .

Adulterer. Murderer. Victim. Who would you believe?


Stone Cold Heart: the addictive new thriller from the author of Sweet Little Lies


Do read Sweet Little Lies, the first book in this series before this one as there is so much background on why DC Cat Kinsella is like she is, both in relationships and her work. She really is a tough little cookie that I want to see make it big, as no-one really tries harder.

When Joseph Madden asks Kinsella for help, but won’t explain what the problem really is, she dismisses him as a man with marriage troubles trying to pull a fast one on her but when a young woman is found murdered in her flat after a party attended by Joseph and his wife Rachel then it certainly pricks her interest. The Maddens are one extremely unlikable family that can’t seem to live together but can’t live apart.

The Maddens have a turbulent relationship that felt like everything they said was a lie. The more that was uncovered and the further away from the truth I seemed to get.

I loved the parts that involved Kinsella’s family, a dark side of her life that she is desperate to keep away from the new one she is making. There is nothing worse for someone though than being told to keep out of her past. It only makes them more determined to find out why. What she sees recognises as trouble someone sees as glamour, something is brewing and bubbling, but I am not sure if she is reading this right.

Caz Frear has become to me the Queen of suspense in slow burn novels that have an almighty side punch at the end. Brilliant conclusion but left desperate for the next book.

I wish to thank NetGalley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.


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Caz Frear

Caz Frear grew up in Coventry and spent her teenage years dreaming of moving to London and writing a novel. After fulfilling her first dream, it wasn’t until she moved back to Coventry thirteen years later that the writing dream finally came true. She has a first-class degree in History & Politics, which she’s put to enormous use over the years by working as a waitress, shop assistant, retail merchandiser and, for the past twelve years, a headhunter.

When she’s not agonising over snappy dialogue or incisive prose, she can be found shouting at the TV when Arsenal are playing, or holding court in the pub on topics she knows nothing about.


Twitter: @CazziF


Stone Cold Heart: the addictive new thriller from the author of Sweet Little Lies by [Frear, Caz]



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